Cyber Insurance Industry Expected To Boom

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    An anonymous reader writes “The high profile hacks to Sony’s systems this year were quite costly — Sony estimated losses at around $200 million. Their insurance company was quick to point out that they don’t own a cyber insurance policy, so the losses won’t be mitigated at all. Because of that and all the other notable hacking incidents recently, analysts expect the cyber insurance industry to take off in the coming year. ‘Last October, the S.E.C. issued a new guidance requiring that companies disclose “material” cyber attacks and their costs to shareholders. The guidance specifically requires companies to disclose a “description of relevant insurance coverage.” That one S.E.C. bullet point could be a boon to the cyber insurance industry. Cyber insurance has been around since the Clinton administration, but most companies tended to “self insure” against cyber attacks.'”

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